Tag Archives: Irish

Irish abuse survivors await Pope's arrival with scepticism

Irish abuse survivors await Pope's arrival with scepticismOver the next 15 years floods of similar stories followed as harrowing state investigations unearthed endemic sexual abuse and cover-up that rocked the church’s standing in the once staunchly Roman Catholic country. When Pope Francis makes the first papal visit to Ireland in nearly 40 years this weekend, Madden, a Dubliner, will be a long way away. To see that institution being cheered on when there are so many unanswered questions, I would find it sickening,” said Madden, who will be in Rome when the Pope addresses an expected 500,000 people in Dublin on Sunday.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

New database documents Irish clergy linked to sex abuse

New database documents Irish clergy linked to sex abuseDUBLIN (AP) — An international research group launched a database Monday of Irish clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children in hopes of pressing Pope Francis to disclose the names of all the priests and brothers deemed guilty by the church.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse

Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuseVATICAN CITY (AP) — The archbishop of Dublin said Sunday he hopes Pope Francis will speak frankly about the "darkness" of priestly sex abuse during his upcoming visit to Ireland, which has been clouded by new revelations of misconduct in the U.S. Catholic Church.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Facebook to block foreign ads in Irish abortion referendum

Facebook to block foreign ads in Irish abortion referendumFacebook will no longer accept advertisements from outside Ireland related to the country’s May 25 abortion referendum, the U.S. firm said on Tuesday, in its latest move to boost the transparency of its political advertising. The social media group, under scrutiny for its role in Britain’s Brexit referendum and the 2016 U.S. presidential election, made the move following criticism that foreign advertising could be a decisive in the campaign to overhaul one of the world’s strictest abortion regimes.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impact

Irish campaigners in abortion referendum vie for online impactLeading Irish actors have urged voters in a video posted online Sunday to legalise abortion in the country, as campaigning intensifies ahead of a referendum later this month on the issue. The black-and-white video features an ensemble of screen stars voicing their opposition to laws making abortion illegal in Ireland unless there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother. “In Ireland today”, begins “Game of Thrones” actor Liam Cunningham, “if the woman sitting next to you is pregnant” continues local TV star Peter McDonald, “she does not have full rights over her own body” adds Owen McDonnell, famous for playing a fictional police sergeant on Irish TV.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

No Irish border deal before EU trade agreement: British minister

No Irish border deal before EU trade agreement: British ministerBritain will not resolve the question of the Irish border after Brexit until it has also agreed the outline of a trade deal with the European Union, the country’s International Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday. The EU has said “sufficient progress” needs to be made on the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland, along with two other key issues, before EU leaders meeting at a summit on Dec. 14-15 can approve the opening of trade talks next year.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Irish prime minister to Trump: St. Patrick 'was an immigrant'

Irish prime minister to Trump: St. Patrick 'was an immigrant'‘THE SHELTER OF AMERICA.’ Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny‘s remarks Thursday at the White House gained new attention the next day, St. Patrick’s Day, as a clip from the United Kingdom’s public service station Channel 4 showed him defending United States’ historic role as a beacon for immigrants seeking refuge.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines